Designer brands and high end fashion don’t always have to break the bank. Shopping at 17th Ave’s consignment boutiques, clothing exchanges and thrift stores is a savvy way to find brands and styles you love for less. The best part is, second hand shopping, thrifting and buying pre-loved gear is one of the most sustainable and ecologically friendly ways to shop. It’s a win-win – you get discounted, high-end styles, and you also inadvertently reduce your ecological foot print at the same time. Here’s our list of 17th Ave’s consignment shops you need to check out today.
Danielle Hadden has spent the last 25 years carefully curating a selection of previously owned high-end and designer clothing in near new condition for fashionable Calgarians. Find designer brands such as Wilfred, Free People, AGOLDE, Herschel and more in dresses, denim, footwear, and accessories – all listed at affordable, accessible prices. If you are interested in contributing some of your gently used, high-end gear to their collection, you can consign with them and receive 40 % of the selling price by bringing apparel that is less than two years old, is trendy, and seasonal.
Find out more at shopdaniellesconsignment.com
Shop your favourite men’s and women’s pre-loved fashion brands at SalvEdge Boutique, where in addition to finding high-end and designer pieces for attainable prices, you can also browse a variety of locally made items and apparel. SalvEdge also offers a unique Sip N’ Shop experience, where you and a group of friends have the store to yourselves to shop, sip on bubbly, and receive 15% off on the diverse selection of this season’s best trends.
Find out more at salvedgefashion.com
For that one-of-a-kind outfit you won’t find anywhere else, check out SylvStyle’s assortment of second-hand, designer clothing. Find unique items from designers such as Chanel, Calvin Klein and more, and a wide variety of dresses, shoes, and accessories. Check out their website to stay up to date on their most recent product drops!
Find out more at sylvstyle.com
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe and don’t know where to start, Thrift Couture offers free one-hour styling appointments with a personal stylist to ensure you are getting pieces that are both flattering and affordable. Their selection of hand-picked, second hand items range from designer clothing, to home décor, to vintage treasures, all at a discounted rate. They often carry popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Lululemon, Aritzia, Coach, Holt Renfrew, Michael Kors and more. They also have a small selection of men’s clothing.
Find out more at thriftcouture.ca
Velour Clothing Exchange
Founded by Myra Miller, Velour Clothing is Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade clothing store, which carries a curated mix of 60s to 90s vintage and pre-owned items, in addition to more modern, pre-owned items. They also carry both men’s and women’s fashion, but have organized their store to be gender neutral to ensure that everyone feels included at Velour. Velour also has a selection of handmade items including apparel, pins, patches and jewellery made by a variety of multidisciplinary artists
Find out more at velourclothingexchange.com
For trendy, affordable and in season styles, head down to 17th Ave today to support local, sustainable shopping.
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